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The Geology of the Japan Earthquake, 2011


Catalogue Number:  CTV514
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  27


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In the days after the devastating Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011, CTV's Canada AM aired interviews with prominent geologists and seismologists who explained the geology of the 9.0 magnitude quake. These 6 segments combined with a 7-minute introduction serve as an excellent way of helping students understand the concept of plate tectonics and the force and destructive nature of earthquakes.

Segments include:

  • Introduction
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Intensity and Duration of the Quake
  • Earthquake Prediction
  • Infrastructure and Structural Damage
  • Tsunami.  

The segments include footage from Japan and the resulting tsunami.


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